New Board Leadership at the Spirit Center
Andy Crocker, a Corpus Christ native and 4th generation family President and Co-owner of Crocker Moving & Storage, was named President of the Fannie Bluntzer Nason Renewal Center dba The Spirit Center for 2015. Andy attended the University of Texas. His past and current experiences include, Executive Board Member of the Southwest Movers Association, Chair of the Corpus Christi Education Foundation, Board Chair of the American Red Cross - Coastal Bend Texas Chapter, Chair of the local Rotary Adoption Awareness Picnic Committee, Leadership Council member of Mission of Mercy, and active participant in the local Association of Fundraising Professionals monthly programs. Andy grew up attending a faith based summer camp in the Hill Country for over 10 years and believes our local children should have the same opportunities at a location closer to our area.
The Spirit Center Welcomes New Board Members Yvette J. Lara and Peter L. Wyro, CFRE
Yvette Jaurigui Lara joined the Spirit Center Board of Directors in February 2015. Yvette is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, and a high school graduate of Incarnate Word Academy. She has a B.A. in International Relations from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Upon completion of her degree she returned to South Texas and began a career in Business Development. In addition to Business Development she has over 20 years of experience in fund development, strategic marketing, public relations and is fluent in Spanish, French and Japanese. She works at WellMed, a leading healthcare delivery system for seniors, as a Market Specialist. She and her husband, Randy have two children, Lauren and Austin. Her hobbies include cooking, entertaining, volunteering and reading.
Pete Wyro joined the Spirit Center Board of Directors in February 2015. Pete holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&I and master’s degree in journalism from Murray State University. After earning his degree in accounting, he accepted a commission in the regular Army as an infantry officer. Pete was named Executive Director, Texas A&I Alumni Association in 1993 and in September 1995, was hired as the first ever Executive Director for the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation. He went on to become Executive Director for the American Red Cross Coastal Bend-Texas Chapter, Corpus Christi from 2011-2014. Pete is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and co-founder of the TX, Coastal Bend Chapter of the Association on Fundraising Professionals.
Spirit Center Hires New Development Assistant
Christopher Munro joined the Spirit Center team as Development Assistant on March 12, 2015. Christopher comes to us with an incredible project management and administrative background. At the tender age of 19, he started a 501(c)3 non-profit organization called James 2:17 Ministries, which began with helping disadvantaged youth obtain necessary school supplies so they could attend school. Since then, he aided and successfully helped several non-profits obtain their tax exempt 501(c)3 status. Christopher was previously the primary real estate agent for foreclosed homes in Nueces County for USAHUD. Before joining the Spirit Center, Christopher worked for Stripes Convenience Stores in the company's corporate accounting department as region 500's credit reconciliation specialist.